Clinical legal education is a vital part of law school education, and provides real-world experience to students facing a competitive job market. Rachelle M. Navarro (JD ’11) reflects on her personal experiences in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, and weighs in on the importance of enhancing clinical education in her recent article, A Recent Grad Assesses Clinical Education, published in the American Bar Association’s The Journal of the Section of Litigation, Vol. 41 No. 1 (Fall 2014). Navarro is a litigation associate at the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Initially at Stanford Law and now as a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, [Michael] Kaufman has been part of a landmark class-action lawsuit team trying to reform the immigrant detention process. After his ACLU internship [his 1L summer], Kaufman returned to Stanford Law and enrolled in the clinic. There, Kaufman helped develop the complaint and claims in Rodriguez v. Robbins, a class action that was filed in 2007 by Srikantiah and ACLU attorneys.